Golf Girls Head To Arabia for the Dubai Ladies Masters

It's the season ending event for the Ladies European Tour, and it's getting underway right now in the desert playground of Dubai.

For the past two years the Dubai Ladies Masters has been a colorful and exciting tournament. The the culture of cosmopolitan glamour that defines the city seems to spill onto the course; with golfers wearing decidedly more colorful... and often more risque... outfits. Photos of the tournament's off course events frequently feature sumptuous and exotic banquets and middle eastern dancers. You almost get the impression that the week is one big party.

Well this year, by all accounts, there will be a big party. The Swedish press are dubbing it the "Annika Sorenstam Farewell Party" and considering that Annika is the only golfer to have won the this tournament her impending retirement certainly has a special meaning and according to local sources, the entire area is flooded with international journalists.

The on course action promises to be ultra exciting too, because though on the verge of her retirement Annika is certainly hoping to kiss that whimsical "Lady in Silver" trophy one more time.